Thursday, December 15, 2005

don't get on the train

don’t get on the train
when you’ve had a big-assed schooner of beer
and a quesadilla
and you suffer from motion sickness
can you say queasy
i knew you could

don’t get on the train
when you’ve had a big-assed schooner of beer
and a glass of ice water
and haven’t, as my bio dad would say ‘powdered your nose’
cause the walk home from the station
is mostly uphill
you try walking uphill
when you really, really have to pee
and by the way where else would you pay
7 bucks for a schooner of beer on tap
but in New York City

don’t get on the train
when the conductor is yelling out the door
hurry up, or we’ll leave youse
and yes, he really said youse
well…maybe you’d better get on the train then

litter on the sidewalks
men in orange jumpsuits sweeping it up
city workers
bet they’re really WEP workers
not even getting minimum wage

alarm going off at Jimmy Jazz
a store on Fordham Road
cops are ignoring it completely

impending mta strike tomorrow morning
exactly how does one get to work
when they have no vehicle
and the busses and trains are on strike
and one definitely doesn’t have taxi money

think i'm on my way back up

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